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From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Ma·nure v. t. [imp. & p. p. Manured p. pr. & vb. n. Manuring.]
 1. To cultivate by manual labor; to till; hence, to develop by culture. [Obs.]
    To whom we gave the strand for to manure.   --Surrey.
 Manure thyself then; to thyself be improved;
 And with vain, outward things be no more moved.   --Donne.
 2. To apply manure to; to enrich, as land, by the application of a fertilizing substance.
    The blood of English shall manure the ground.   --Shak.